Helping People Through Helping Animals

I remember approaching a leader in local healthcare, asking if they’d want to donate on behalf of their organization in a fundraising drive for The Marshmallow Foundation, an animal shelter in Detroit Lakes, MN.  She said that they focused on human causes when deciding where to give their money, so sorry.  I launched into ways…
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You’re Killing Our Democracy

Every time you share a meme on Facebook that’s designed to inspire rage, you’re helping kill our democracy.  Let me explain. No matter your political/moral/social views, you will be angry when you see and share a meme made to inspire a particular point of view.  Here’s an example.  I recently saw a meme that purported…
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Abandoned Cats Find New Lives

I recently told you about the efforts volunteers at The Marshmallow Foundation made to help abandoned cats in a local trailer park survive the bitterly cold temperatures outside.  We built insulated shelters for them, and one of our volunteers (Connie) brought food and water almost every day, which was kept from freezing with heated dog bowls.  Wet…
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Helping Cats Survive Winter

The Marshmallow Foundation in Detroit Lakes was recently contacted by an owner in a local trailer park.  His part of the park was being shut down, and residents were leaving their cats behind.  He had been feeding nine cats, but was getting desperate.  He was already living without water, food was expensive, and the landlord had…
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Justice For Millie

Millie is a 14 week old Bluetick Coonhound puppy that was slammed to the floor multiple times into her own feces simply because she went potty inside the house.  Her back leg was broken so badly local vets couldn’t fix it.  After being stabilized, she was transported by Marshmallow Foundation volunteers to the University of…
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